Deutzia is a genus of about 60 species of flowering shrubs in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to Asia and Central America.
These shrubs have long, arching branches and 5-petalled, cup-shaped or star-shaped flowers that bloom in spring and summer. The flowers are often fragrant and carried in clusters, usually rising above the arching shoots.
The genus was named after a Dutch botanist Johann van der Deutz, who lived in the 18th century.
Deutzia symbolizes rebirth and new beginning.
Interesting facts about Deutzia:
Slender Deutzia (Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’)
One of the most popular species is Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’, commonly called Slender Deutzia.
It is considered one of the best Deutzia cultivars, due to its bright, vibrant flowers and excellent hedging qualities. The species received the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Award in 1989.
Most species are white, but some are pink or red.
The species range in height from 30 cm (1 ft) to 4 metres (13 ft).
Deutzia prefers moist and well drained soil. The plant can grow in a wide range of pH conditions.